FS 19 mod showcase: The New Holland and Ford 40 Series tractors, modified by FreddieNicholson.
This is a tweaked version of the New Holland 8340 tractor that Giants Software debuted in Farming Simulator 17 and later added as a mod in FS19. When you download this addon, you will get two tractors:
The Ford 40 Series.
And the New Holland version.
A Bit of History
Why is the same tractor both a New Holland and a Ford? Here’s the history as I recall it. Ford purchased the American company New Holland back in 1985. It kept the NH name and logo, though, especially on equipment sold in North America.
Soon after, Ford was looking to get out of the tractor business, and in 1991, Fiat bought Ford-New Holland. The agreement required Fiat to stop using the Ford name in 2000.
This is what it looked like when the real world was introduced to the 40 series:
Now, back to the mod…
Both tractor models have some customization options. Here are some of the more important ones:
Wheels – Both models have several alternatives for wheel configurations. The Trelleborg choice offers the most variety, with both rear duals and narrow care wheels, to mention a few.
Exterior and Design – You can add extensions for the rear mudguards if you like. There are different setups available for beacon lights. And you can add a Quicke front loader bracket to your tractor.
FS 19 New Holland & Ford 40 Series
It’s a nice addon that FreddieNicholson has put together for fans of older Ford and New Holland tractors in Farming Simulator 19. I still want to point out that the NH and Ford 40 series mod pack by Virtual Valley Farmers has a lot more options, including the Fiatagri color choices…
Now, some specs:
- Brand: Ford and New Holland.
- Credits: Giants Software, FreddieNicholson.
- Category: Small Tractors.
- Base price: 18,500.
- Engine configurations: Ford has four and New Holland has three.
- Power range: 100 to 125 horsepower.
- Top speed: 40 kilometers per hour | 25 miles per hour.
- Selectable colors: No.
- Selectable wheels: Yes.
- Wheel brands: Trelleborg and Michelin.
- Front loader attacher: Yes.
- Errors: No.
- Platforms: PC and Mac.
No, I couldn’t see any errors in my log after using the tractors for a couple of hours. But I noticed that the logo on the front of the bonnet/hood remains New Holland even when you pick one of the Ford models.
Logo is Correct
(Updated November 22, 2019) Sorry, I need to do better research. Many Ford models used to be decorated with what we think of as the New Holland symbol. Well, the symbol is actually known as the “Fiat Leaf” and became part of the NH logo when Fiat bought Ford-New Holland. It was used on several Ford models to mark the new ownership.
Freddie is using the logos and symbols correctly. I stand corrected (thanks for pointing it out to me, Freddie.)
Where to Download
You can get this version of the 40 Series by using the official download link that takes you to Google Disk. Just click on the blue button.
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